Special Issue "Geo-Information for Watershed Processes"
A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2022) | Viewed by 13713
Interests: soil erosion; machine learning; geotechnical engineering
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A watershed is a land unit where both surface water and underground water drain to the same outlet. It is the most important landscape in many parts of the world. It is also the most appropriate scale for assessing the environmental impacts of natural and anthropogenic changes, including soil erosion, sediment transport, agricultural nonpoint source pollution, and carbon cycling. Watershed processes affect the natural landscape (e.g., forest formation, soil loss, carbon dynamics, stream geomorphology, habitat creation, and ecosystem service provision), which in turn shapes the human response to sustainability issues (e.g., quality of water, natural resource values, sustainable land use, flood control, and disaster mitigation). More and more research focuses on the role of watersheds as the basic unit for assessing landscape conditions and implementing geospatial solutions to efficiently integrate complex components in the scenario analysis of watershed functions. The use of geo-information in watershed analysis is of increasing relevance and even urgency. It is an interdisciplinary effort involving experts and researchers from diverse fields such as remote sensing, GIS, geospatial visualization, watershed hydrology, watershed development, watershed-based natural resource management, land use, water resources, stream restoration, water science, water supply planning, water budgeting, aquifer delineation, stormwater management, ecology, ecosystems, biodiversity conservation, environmental engineering, environmental policy, fisheries, wildlife science, forestry, climate-induced vulnerability assessment, and climate-resilient sustainable agriculture. This Special Issue calls upon researchers across different fields to contribute innovative and original work that encompasses different areas of watershed analysis, such as (but not limited to):
- Advancement in geo-information technology and applications to watersheds;
- Application of Google Earth Engine to watershed science;
- Spatial–temporal models of watershed processes;
- Big data and watershed characterization;
- Use of GIS and geoprocessing in watershed modeling;
- Remote sensing and geovisualization for watershed landscape evolution;
- Monitoring dynamic changes in watershed land surface;
- Watershed road extraction from aerial images using machine learning;
- Soil contamination or soil pollution in watersheds;
- Watershed ecosystem monitoring and evaluation;
- Illegal reclamation in watersheds;
- Watershed landslide detection and debris quantification;
- Check dam detection in watersheds;
- Sheet/rill erosion and gully erosion of watersheds;
- Soil erosion hotspot analysis in watersheds;
- Sediment transport and yield in watersheds;
- Watershed management under climate change;
- Sustainable development of watersheds;
- Sustainable construction in watersheds;
- Forest and forest profile mapping in watersheds;
- Watershed land use and land cover classification;
- Watershed virtual tourism;
- Watershed reservoir management and siltation removal;
- Watershed natural disaster mitigation;
- Watershed disaster alerts and protocols;
- Project-based learning applied to watershed science.
Prof. Dr. Walter Chen
Prof. Dr. Fuan Tsai
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- Google Earth Engine
- machine learning
- remote sensing
- soil erosion
- sediment transport
- climate change
- ecosystem monitoring
- disaster mitigation
- land use
- land cover
- sustainable construction